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Welcome to
Global Intellectual Property and Technology Centre (G-IPTech)


At the G-IPTech Centre, we are committed to shaping the next generation of legal and tech leaders. The Centre will facilitate student engagement and involvement, in particular by serving as an umbrella organisation for our IP and technology law LLMs. At the School of Law, we offer a range of programmes designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge and practical skills in intellectual property and technology law.

LLM in Law and Technology

Our LLM in Law and Technology programme is designed to equip students with a deep understanding of the complex legal issues that arise in our increasingly digital world. The programme explores various aspects of law and technology, including cybersecurity, data privacy, artificial intelligence, and digital rights. The course offers a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical insights, preparing students for a career in the fast-paced and evolving field of tech law.

LLM in Intellectual Property Law

Our LLM in Intellectual Property Law programme offers an in-depth study of the legal and policy issues arising in the creation and commercialisation of intellectual property. This includes patents, copyrights, trademarks, and related rights. The course is designed to prepare students for a career in IP law, providing them with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the complex landscape of IP rights and disputes.

In both programmes, students will benefit from our expert faculty, access to cutting-edge research, and strong connections with industry partners. Our students are also encouraged to participate in events, seminars, and workshops hosted by G-IPTech, providing opportunities for networking and professional development.

PhD Programme in Law

Our PhD in Law programme at the School of Law is designed to support our students in conducting original and critical research in their chosen area of law. With a strong emphasis on individualised learning and mentorship, the programme provides an intellectually stimulating environment for students interested in advanced legal studies. G-IPTech's research strengths in intellectual property and technology law offer excellent opportunities for PhD candidates interested in these areas.

LINAS Doctoral School

The Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Algorithmic Solutions (LINAS), is an interdisciplinary doctoral School based at Queen's University Belfast that focus on the implications of massive-scale data processing, AI, and ML for public decision-making in society and within science and engineering. The Centre and LINAS will collaborate in research, events, and workshops, engage LINAS doctoral candidates and other QUB students, and jointly engage with policymakers and industry partners to provide expertise and advice on issues within their research scope.